Mind the gap between carbon tax fears and reality

The public’s anxiety about cost of living pressures is understandable, but the level of worry about the carbon price is disproportionate to its likely impact.

Like Y2K and the start of the GST, there are plenty of fears and apprehension facing the start of the carbon laws next week.

After a shameless scare campaign, more than a third of Australians believe they will be “much worse off” under the carbon pricing legislation, which kicks in on Sunday.

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